Will NTSC discs play on a Pal system?

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  1. Mick Wright

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    I'd like to send some home movies recorded on NTSC dvds to a friend of mine in Spain. Can anyone confirm if these discs are likely to play on a pal system? Thanks.
     
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    Using NTSC->PAL conversion, it can be done.
     
  3. Mick Wright

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    This guy most likely has a regular, unmodified pal player with minimal features. Does that mean the answer is no?
     
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    As far as i know all dvd players in pal regions are also ntsc capable.I have never come across a machine that won't play ntsc discs here in australia even down to the cheapest and nastiest.You will of course need a monitor capable of displaying an ntsc signal as well.Most half decent tv's sold in the last 5 years are ntsc compatible.
     
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    If the tv is multistandard and he's using SCART to connect the DVD to the tv there shouldn't be an issue.
     
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    Yes, it´s not the DVD that´s the problem. As far as I know all DVD´s can play both NTSC and PAL, it´s the TV that´s the problem. That´s why there are NTSC to PAL converters or the opposite. If he has a multisystem TV it should be no problem. But maybe it´s only possible to use the a certain connection, scart, S-video or video.
     
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    Your friend in Spain shouldn´t experience any problems playing them. All he need is a newer televison set and a cheap multi-player or modified player. That´s it.
     
  8. Mick Wright

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    Thanks for the advice guys.
     
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    Like us using NTSC there are work arounds for all systems for all of the countries, I would use a inverter custom to PAL. Converters are used to lower the electricty needed to play on NTSC players, whereas PAL has a higher current level than what's found the USA grid.
     

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